ehs specialist, Concord

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randstad canada
job type
permanent
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job details

posted
location
concord
sector
engineering
job type
permanent
reference number
XHKIAAPPROEN
contact
randstad canada
apply now

job description

Primary Responsibilities
• Develop, implement, execute, evaluate, and update occupational health and safety policies,
procedures, and programs within DCs
• Develop annual health and safety plans for the company based on a full review of health and safety-related
needs (assessment of hazards, analysis of database, audits, changing legislation and best practices), as well as
silicosis education programs
• Develop, arrange, and present safety orientation and training for all new employees, existing employees, and
visitors to ensure complete and effective understanding of potential risks and expected behaviours within the
company
• Provide all levels of the company with advice related to health and safety matters, legal requirements, and best
practices in the field
• Develop a matrix for training requirements, and assist in the development of rollout programs
• Develop and manage internal health and safety audits of the company, including risk assessments, at varying
levels, and act as a trainer/advisor to internal auditors
• Ensure that all safety concerns including work refusals are properly investigated and that any necessary
corrections to the work processes are implemented and documented
• Investigate accidents thoroughly and effectively, and respond appropriately as required, including
communicating to, training, and following up with supervisors and employees
• Monitor, amend and update the organization's Health and Safety Handbook
• Supports key business objectives by communicating and managing the implementation of Safety
and Health strategic initiatives and serving as safety and occupational health subject matter expert in assigned
regions.
• Effectively manage return to work programs, working closely with the employee, his/her supervisors and the
third party Workers Compensation claims manager
• Provides coaching to local Operations/DC Managers to ensure technical competence and safety leadership
development across the region.
• Act as a resource to or serve as a member on the Joint Health and Safety Committee, assisting and providing
information and responses on behalf of the company
• Lead or participate in investigations of serious incidents within assigned region. Examine and interprets incident
data, identifies root cause with site leads, verifies corrective action
• Monitor site specific and regional health and safety KPIs and where appropriate, assists in the development of
corrective and preventive action plans in conjunction with site and/or business unit operations management.
• Supports corporate safety leadership training and auditing programs.
• Identify gaps within the organization to better encourage a culture of safety
• Aids the legal team in pending litigation
• Perform other related duties as required

ADVANTAGES
KEY COMPETENCIES:
• Time Management
• Creative and Innovative Thinking
• Development and Continual Learning
• Problem Solving
• Accountability and Dependability
• Research and Analysis
• Decision making and Judgement
• Providing Consultation
• Ethics and Integrity
• Planning and Organizing
• Mathematical Reasoning
• Enforcing Laws, Rules and Regulations
• Coaching and Mentoring
• Communication
• Critical Thinking
• Risk Management
• Problem Solving
• Planning and Organizing
• Negotiation
• Leadership

RESPONSIBILITIES
Working Conditions
• Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
• Interacts with employees, management and the public at large
• Lifting or moving up to 50 lbs. may be required
• Overtime may be required
• Regular Travel (up to 3 weeks per month) will be required across US and Canada visiting offices and Distribution
Centers

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications & Skill Requirements:
• Post-secondary school diploma or degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field of study
• Occupational Health and Safety Certificate, as per the Occupational Health & Safety Act/Regulations
• Minimum 3 years of health, safety, and environmental experience preferably in manufacturing or building
materials industry.
• Experience in Warehouse environment in a Safety related position
• Knowledge of occupational health and safety management, applicable federal, provincial, and municipal
regulations/legislation, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its
regulations and applicable Human Rights
• Experience with disability management, accident investigation, workplace inspection and job hazard analysis is
preferred
• Proven ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and records
• High-level organization skills are a must; ability to maintain focus and organization of multiple workstreams while
travelling regularly for audits
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal; will be interfacing regularly with affiliate fabricator network,
Caesarstone coordinators and service techs, as well as IKEA Trading counterparts
• Ability to firmly drive actions and deliver business consequences of non-compliance to affiliate fabricators
• Must be competent presenter, to share knowledge with various levels and customers of the organization
• Ability to support and gain trust in multiple organizational levels
• Strong skills in strategy and prioritization.

SUMMARY
If this role sounds like a good fit for you please APPLY ONLINE or submit your resume directly to Swapna Nair at Swapna.nair@randstad.ca

Thank you for applying to the role. We’ll review your application and connect shortly if you meet all the requirements.

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